I'm planning to take my wife and 11-year-old son to the Peking Duck House in Chinatown for Xmas dinner. They don't take reservations apparently unless your entire party commits to ordering the $38 Special House Dinner, which seems like a bit of a waste since it's way too much food (and money) for the three of us -- and the consensus on this board seems to be that the Peking Duck is really pretty much the only way to go at this place. So what I'm wondering is, how many ducks should I order for the three of us (me having a healthy appetite but my wife and young son not being particularly huge eaters)? And is there anything else at all worth ordering on the menu (I'm thinking spring rolls, dumplings and/or fried calamari)? And finally, what sort of wait should we expect if we show up at 5 or 5:30 on Christmas Day?
Peking Duck House
28 Mott St, New York, NY 10013